Open run | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Jagged Little Pill (NYC)

From 547 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

About the show

Inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album, this new Broadway musical tells an original story about pain, healing, and empowerment. More…

From the show:

“Redemptive, rousing, and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway." (The New York Times, Critic’s Pick)

Inspired by Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning masterpiece, JAGGED LITTLE PILL brings to the stage the “humanly recognizable and magnificently staged story” (The Daily Beast) of the Healys, a suburban family whose serene Connecticut lives collide head-on with some of the most burning issues of today.  

Through explosive choreography and the raw power of an onstage band, JAGGED LITTLE PILL creates a spellbinding musical experience that lifts its audience from moments of quiet, tender intimacy to pure rock ‘n’ roll release. The result is an electric, fearless look at what it means to be alive in 21st century America and an urgent call for us to come together even as the world pushes us apart. 

“JAGGED LITTLE PILL is a show you want to shout about,” writes Variety, “a galvanic production that feels very much of the moment — this moment.”


Member Reviews (547)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging
83
Avg Score

82
Energetic cast, Wonderful choreo, Stereotype-ridden

See it if If you are in high school or not long out of high school you will love it. Lauren Padden is worth the price of admission all by herself.

Don't see it if If stereotypes annoy you, you may want to skip this one, particularly given the ridiculously high seat pricing. I am torn about the show

Also The first act left me cold, written only to establish the stereotypes ... Read more Read less

69
Disappointing

See it if the music appeals.

Don't see it if you are looking for a well-written musical.

Also Just didn't work for me. Wasn't believable.

88
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Terrific direction,perf,design&choreo.All work seemlessly in the new JLP musical to maximalize loneliness&trauma of Morissette's JLP album.

Don't see it if Themes of rape, race, gun violence, addiction,sexuality,defiance&rebirth: all relevant topics yet, Cody's book way too crowded.

Also Electrifying dancing, from Choreo Sidy L. ... Read more Read less

80
Great choreography, Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are an Alainis fan and want to see a musical about current issues.

Don't see it if You don't like in your face dealing of issues that are unapologetic real. If rape storylines are triggers for you

Also Lauren Patten deserves the "Best Supporting Actress," TONY for her ren... Read more Read less

80
Refreshing, Edgy, Great singing, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You want to see something a little different in a musical. Such a talented cast and some standout performances.

Don't see it if you don't like storylines that involve sexual assault or a show trying to do something different.

76
Too many stories, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if If you are a fan of Alanis Morissette and want to see her music present in a new way

Don't see it if If you want a happy story

Also Overall I enjoyed it but thought it could have been better. I felt lik... Read more Read less

91
Relevant, Intense, Epic, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see the best and most relevant jukebox musical around. This is a stunning show, with a powerful hard-hitting plot.

Don't see it if the hard-hitting subjects are potential triggers for you. They do not shy away from them. If you can though, you should absolutley see this.

Also Lots of potential triggers in this show, but the story is so powerful.... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Morissette's music and want a story that has a point.

Don't see it if you need the music/lyrics to assist in telling a story.

70
Great singing, Cliched, Disappointing, Intense, Overrated

See it if Primarily to hear an inspired and riveting rendition of You Oughta Know. It’s stunning.

Don't see it if You have enough emotional angst in your life already without paying for more.

95
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if I'm a HUGE Alanis Morissette fan, my expectations were huge and the show far exceeded them. I need to see it again.

Don't see it if you don't like Alanis Morissette and/or great productions.

80
Cliched, Edgy, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of Alanis Morissette or at least like her big hits. Or if you’re ready for a show that addresses several of today’s issues.

Don't see it if You don’t care for her music or want something light. It does end on a hopeful note, but it is a tough ride.

Also This was a lot darker than I was expecting. Music and singing were gre... Read more Read less

82
Relevant, Dizzying, Great singing, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if You want to hear some great singing.

Don't see it if You don’t want to watch every family issue thrown into one show.

83
Alannis, Chock full of today’s issues, Great singing

See it if You love Morrisette’s music; You Oughta Know is perfect-inspired use of songs within dialogue. Cody’s book is quip filled/action packed

Don't see it if interracial adoption, sexual identity, prescription addiction, acquaintance rape, marital problems in wealthy Connecticut suburb seems a lot

79
Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Alannis Morrisette music with a story built around it. Great music.

Don't see it if You like a serious broadway musical with incredible sets and design.

79
Ambitious, Great staging, Edgy

See it if If you are fans or Morrisette, like hip-hop dancing, great voies and an over stuffed book.

Don't see it if You want sleek drama, a tight book and a show that doesn't check the box of every cause imaginable.

93
Refreshing, Relevant, Intense, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if Even if you’re totally u familiar with Alanis Morissette’s album, this show touches on so many relevant current issues with great music.

Don't see it if It for someone who dislikes loud music or edgy issues. Similar to Wicked in terms of constant activity. Must be open-minded.

85
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in family dynamics, were disturbed by the Kavanaugh nomination, enjoy rock music and good dancing.

Don't see it if You prefer productions with superficial storylines or you will be disturbed by very loud music which sometimes obscures the words.

81
Resonant, Intense, Edgy

See it if Alanis music changed your life as an angsty teen/tween, you liked next to normal/ American idiot - this is a great cross between

Don't see it if You are a right wing conservative made uncomfortable by the realness of this story

90
Entertaining, Refreshing, Resonant, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy edgy musicals that deal with many current social issues and want to see an extremely talented cast performing Morissette's music.

Don't see it if you are looking for fluffy Broadway fare or if you are very conservative person who has trouble dealing with some very personal issues .

Also I was not very familiar with the music of Ms. Morisette when I purchas... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Like to see a gut wenching musical using Alanis Morrissette’s music shoehorned into a Diablo Cody book.

Don't see it if Do not like Alanis Morissette music

Also This is the 1st show and I have seen many that uses projections To its... Read more Read less

61
Disappointing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if You like contemporary musicals. You like musicals that are on the darker side.

Don't see it if You prefer fluffy, happy-go-lucky musicals.

Also Feels like they bit off more then they could chew. In tackling so many... Read more Read less

93
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an interesting plot that represents today’s world.

Don't see it if You are very narrow minded and can’t see the beauty in our differences and the problems which can arise.

Also I greatly enjoyed the music. It was a treat to be there. If loud music... Read more Read less

83
Great choreography, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like Big Broadway Musicals with crowd arousing songs.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Alanis Morisette or a mashup of social issues.

90
Relevant, Masterful, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see an emotionally intense and superbly performed new musical which entertainingly addresses many of today's social issues

Don't see it if you don't like Alanis Morisette's music or feel it tackles many social topics/too ambitious or are a stickler angst juke box musicals

80
Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You love Alanis Morrisette You love rock music and dancing

Don't see it if You don’t like relevant social issues You want something g quiet


December 5th, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK "With ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ They Finally Fixed the Jukebox: Alanis Morissette’s 'ironic' fury finds a perfect Broadway musical setting in Diablo Cody’s fiery indictment of, well, everything."
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December 5th, 2019
3/5 stars. "Directed by Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill has moments of exciting stagecraft and performance…But the show has a faintly medicinal flavor...What gets lost in the mix is Morissette's individual voice-the sound of one person insisting on the right to be different things at the same ti...
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December 5th, 2019
"'Jagged Little Pill' Is Missing the Essence of Alanis"
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December 5th, 2019
"Diablo Cody spins an original feminist story of heartache, hurt, anger and activism around Alanis Morissette's smash 1995 album in this musical ensemble drama directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus."
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